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5 Pieces of Abdominal Exercise Equipment for your Ab Workouts

People are always looking for the best ab exercise equipment and here is a run-down of 5 pieces of equipment that you can use in your ab workouts (for pictures and full descriptions of more than 50 abdominal exercises check the resource box below).


#1 The Stability Ball (Exercise Ball)


The stability ball is a great piece of equipment. In addition to increasing range of motion for crunches and other abdominal exercises, the stability ball also improves your balance and coordination. You can start with the basics such as regular crunches or oblique crunches.


After mastering crunches you can move to something more challenging such as roll-ins or piques. In roll-ins and piques your feet are placed on the ball while your hands are on the floor.


The stability ball ab exercises are a good addition to your ab workout.


#2 The Medicine Ball


The medicine ball is simply a weighted ball. Although some people may think that medicine balls are only for boxers and athletes, medicine balls can really enhance your core workout.


When basic crunches or other ab exercises become too easy, adding resistance in the form of a medicine ball is a great way to increase the intensity of your ab workout. Some of the best medicine ball exercises are seated Russian twists and medicine ball toe touch crunches.


#3 Ankle Weights


Medicine balls are a great way to add resistance to your upper body, and ankle weights are a great way to add resistance to your lower body.


Ankle weights can increase the intensity of reverse crunches and leg raises. When regular leg raises become really easy, you can add ankle weights to increase the muscle work in your abs.


#4 Cables or Resistance Tubes


Here is another way you can add resistance to your abdominal muscles to break through strength.


You can perform cable crunches from a low cable tower by lying on the floor and holding the resistance behind your head. Or you can perform cable crunches from a kneeling position.


The cables add a very different feeling to your abdominal muscles because of the constant tension from the weight stack, so your abs get a burn throughout the entire range of motion.


#5 Ab Wheel


The ab wheel or power wheel is just what it says it is. It is a wheel with a stick in between it. You basically use the ab wheel for roll outs, and this is a very challenging abdominal exercise.


There are hundreds of ways to work your abdominal muscles, and above are just 5 good pieces to include in your ab workouts.


An if you don’t have any ab exercise equipment available, the floor is always a good option. Some of my favorite ab exercises are bicycle crunches and the plank. So no excuses. Start working your abdominals.

Dr. Charles A. Inniss, Jr. is a physical therapist and personal trainer.

Click the link to his website for free pictures and detailed descriptions of ab exercises with various ab exercise equipment

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Ab Exercise Equipment- Flat Abs Secrets Revealed

We’ve all heard the big promises before. Take a magic pill, exercise for 5 minutes a day on our special type of ab exercise equipment and “Poof!” you will have the flat abs you have always dreamed of. Can it really be this easy to get rock hard abs? And if it were as simple as using a fancy piece of ab exercise equipment for a few minutes a day, why aren’t we all walking around showing off our beautiful midriffs. I’d like to share that while there is no magic involved in getting beautiful abs, it is certainly an attainable goal for all.


So how do we attain the highly desired goal of beautiful abs? There are various things that need to work together for you to achieve your goal. Using highly acclaimed ab exercise equipment alone may strengthen your core, but since most of us are not working towards getting muscular abdominals covered by a layer of flab, we can not allow ourselves to stop there. The use of ab exercise equipment must be supported by proper nutrition and cardio-vascular exercise.


By zoning in on these three facets; proper nutrition, cardio-vascular exercise and using suitable ab exercise equipment, you will see the inches around your waistline virtually melt away right before your eyes. Let’s further discuss each of these facets.


Proper Nutrition

It is not necessary to go on silly starvation diets in order to flatten your abs. In fact, contrary to what many believe, extreme diets often put our bodies in a defensive mode, forcing them to store fat in order to prevent starvation. Not Good! So what is good? Stick to a balanced diet and make sure you MMED!


-M- Minimize your complex carbohydrate intake.

-M- Minimize your sodium (salt) intake to avoid bloating.

-E- Eat plenty of high fiber foods to stay regular.

-D- Drink a lot of water.


Cardio-Vascular Exercise

The importance of cardio-vascular exercise can not be stressed enough. It helps us to burn excess fat and overall, live longer and healthier lives. Half hour sessions of cardio-vascular exercise four times a week is enough to do the job. Walking, running, even chasing a happy and healthy toddler are all acceptable types of cardio-vascular exercise. There are also certain types of ab exercise equipment which allow us to get a cardio workout while working our ab muscles. Two examples of these are the Ab Coaster and the Ab Circle Pro. Both of these ab exercise equipment have a “treadmill-like” quality forcing its users into a constant, high intensity workout.


Use Ab Exercise Equipment

For picture perfect abs, it is important not only to loose fat, but to build abdominal muscles. Good, old fashion sit ups can get the job done, but for faster, more efficient results, ab exercise equipment may be used. These increase our range of motion and decrease the strain we put on our neck and back muscles. If you are interested in investing in ab exercise equipment, it is important to do the necessary research to find which is best suited for you.


Most importantly, always remember to consult with your physician before starting any diet or exercise program. Happy Slimming!

Nicole is one of the owners of the website http://www.abready.com, a website with best in ab exercise equipment and reviews. Read more from this author at http://EzineArticles.com/?id=2579959

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